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09 May 2022, 14:00

Lukashenko: Sanctions make us stronger

MINSK, 9 May (BelTA) - Belarus has been doing well countering the sanctions pressure, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said at a ceremony at the Victory Monument on the occasion of the 77th anniversary of Great Victory in Minsk on 9 May, BelTA has learned.

The head of state was asked about the economic genocide that Western countries has actually unleashed against Belarus, and whether it is possible to deal with this pressure. "We are doing well," the president replied. According to him, everything that is produced in Belarus is in demand in the markets. "What can hurt us are incompetence, mismanagement, and negligence," the Belarusian leader said.

As a positive factor, Aleksandr Lukashenko noted that the country has preserved the production of key goods, including staples and food. This is at a time when the world is facing food shortages. "Mr Guterres has already urged to lift sanctions on Belarus and Russia immediately, because without mineral fertilizers there will be no food, people will die of hunger," Aleksandr Lukashenko said.

"Fuel? We see people from Western countries pouring into Belarus with canisters, kegs, pots to fill up cars and take something with them,” the president it figuratively. "This is just the beginning.”

"Only inefficiency and mismanagement can hurt us. Indeed, the sanctions are no milk and honey, both morally, economically, and legally. But we will hold out. This will make us stronger,” Aleksandr Lukashenko noted. “Do not worry, we will survive. And not just survive... We will lead a normal life.”

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